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The film, called Genies, will reveal how Aladdin's Genie ended up enslaved in the lamp

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July 16, 2015 10:55 AM

If you’ve been hoping for more Aladdin, Disney is happy to grant your wish.

The studio, which is ramping up live-action versions of many of its classic animated films, is adding a live-action Aladdin prequel to the list, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The film, which will be written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift and produced by Tripp Vinson, will go back and tell the story leading up to 1992’s classic film, which featured Robin Williams as the voice of Aladdin’s Genie. It will reveal how Genie ended up enslaved in the lamp.

THR further reports that Disney may eventually make a live-action version of Aladdin itself.

There is no casting news for Genies so far.

Disney has also made several successful live-action reboots of classic fairy tales, including Maleficent with Angelina Jolie and Cinderella with Lily James.

The studio is also working on live-action versions of Prince Charming, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, Mulan, The Jungle Book and Dumbo.

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